Many patients among us suffering hair loss don’t want to take a daily pill, and not every hair loss patient is compliant using a daily topical. For some, the treatments don’t produce the desired results; for many others, oral or topical medication causes adverse reactions. All those patients are candidates for PRP, according to Dr. Ayesha Akber
Platelet rich plasma, PRP treatment is not a miraculous treatment for hair loss, and it takes a sufficient span of eight months to a year to work on hair growth. Despite that PRP is a potential treatment option for hair loss, which might enhance hair transplant surgery outcomes and other tried and true approaches to hair loss, says Dr. Ayesha Akber, MD. Initial studies have shown PRP enhances healing of some orthopedic sports injuries, “In the present times PRP is gaining popularity in other spheres, including dermatology for hair loss and skin rejuvenation” Dr. Ayesha Akber, MD.
Dr. Ayesha Akber’s, MD. Experience, Approach
For the past 3 years to present Dr. Ayesha Akber, MD, has been successfully practicing PRP treatment for hair loss, she says the therapy has been efficiently producing results for 50% to 65%
“The PRP treatment is not a miracle or a paradigm shift, however, it is a potential new treatment alternative for people with hair loss,” says Dr. Ayesha Akber, MD, at Chicago Stem Cell therapy Center. “The PRP treatment is relatively simple and safe, yet it is most crucial to manage patients’ expectations,” she says.
The PRP hair loss treatment includes taking from 20 cc to 30 cc of blood from each patient, centrifuging the blood for 10 minutes to isolate the platelet rich plasma; discarding the red blood cells and other component of no use. Dr, Ayesha then injects the Platelet Rich Plasma preparation into the scalp, –into the hair follicles where hair is thinning.
Dr. Ayesha Akber performs the PRP injections once a month for a period of three months. Then, waits for a period of eight to 12 months to evaluate, based on the natural hair growth cycle, if the treatment is producing potential results. Once the PRP injections start producing desired results, Dr. Ayesha Akber, MD, says she advises patients to get maintenance treatment with an interval of every 8 to 12 months. If it still doesn’t work, then Dr. AyeshaAkber has a variety of other treatment options for hair loss